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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, 2013, and 2011 Updates: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, 2013, and 2011 Updates: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

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Note: The Updates documented in this blog for:

update the Dynamics CRM components described in this Microsoft Knowledge base article:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installations, Updates and Documentation

Notes:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Stack Technology Compatibility: Do you want to know if certain Service Packs or versions of a Microsoft product or technology are supported with Dynamics CRM?  If so, consult the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Compatibility List.  For example, you can use this KB to determine the latest Microsoft SQL Server major version and Service Pack that is supported. Microsoft will list new products like Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1 as "TBD" until testing is complete; generally near General Availability (GA) of that product.

Dynamics CRM Organization Settings Editor (OrgDbOrgSettings)!

You may be familiar with the OrgDbOrgSettings command line tool released by the CRM Product Group in the "Tools" package that is updated and released with each set of Update Rollup packages.  With it, you configure .xml and call your .xml with the command line utility described in KB 2691237. However, you may be daunted by configuring this .xml, to the point that you may not use the tool, or use it minimally; not exploring the many options outlined in KB 2691237 that may be of use to you.

The Microsoft Dynamics PFE team has another option for you; the "Dynamics CRM Organization Settings Editor."  CRM Senior PFE Sean McNellis developed this managed solution which provides an easy-to-use GUI with which you can configure all of the options outlined in the Knowledge Base on a per-tenant basis. The download page has screenshots and information that will help you make good use of the tool.  Sean has also published a Premier Field Engineering blog to share more details on the tool, and he keeps the tool update as needed. Thanks, Sean!  

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

RTM Build of CRM RTM ("Release to Manufacture") is 7.0.0.3543

CRM 2015 Update #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

0.1

4/14/2015

Q2 2015

7.0.1.129

3010990

Blog

Podcast

0.2

TBD

TBD

7.0.2.TBD

3032967

Blog

Podcast

 

Mainstream Support Lifecycle: Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 ends January 14th, 2020 as per CRM 2015’s supported lifecycle.

  
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 

CRM 2013 pre-release builds

Build number

Knowledge Base article

 

Beta

 

6.0.00215

n/a

 

RC

6.0.0.514

n/a

 

RTM

6.0.0.809

n/a

 

CRM 2013 Update Rollup #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

12/16/2013

1/2014

6.0.1.61

2891271

Blog

Podcast

2

3/22/2014

4/8/2014

6.0.2.46, 6.0.2.51 (Server-only re-release)

2919956

Blog

Podcast

3

7/15/2014

7/21/2014

6.0.3.106

2930480

Blog

Podcast

CRM 2013 Service Pack

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

5/27/2014

7/21/2014

6.1.0.581

2941390

Blog

Podcast

CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

9/23/2014

10/14/2014

6.1.1.132

2953252

Blog

Podcast

2

2/6/2015

2/19/2015

6.1.2.112

2963850

Blog

Podcast

3

4/16/2015

5/12/2015

6.1.3.119

3016464

Blog

Podcast

4

TBD

TBD

TBD

3034338

Blog

Podcast

 

Mainstream Support Lifecycle: Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 ends January 8th, 2019 as per CRM 2013’s supported lifecycle.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 

CRM 2011 pre-release builds

Build number

Knowledge Base article

 

Beta

 

5.0.9585.101

n/a

 

RC

5.0.9688.53

n/a

 

RTM

5.0.9688.583

2461082

 

CRM 2011 UR #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

1

4/4/2011

4/26/2011

5.0.9688.1045

2466084

Blog

Podcast

2

6/6/2011

6/28/2011

5.0.9688.1155, 5.0.9688.1157 (server)

2466086

Blog

Podcast

3

7/26/2011

8/23/2011

5.0.9688.1244

2547347

Blog

Podcast

4

9/22/2011

Was not released to Microsoft Update

5.0.9688.1450

2556167

Blog

Podcast

5

10/25/2011

11/8/2011

5.0.9688.1533

2567454

Blog

Podcast

6

1/12/2012

1/24/2012

5.0.9690.1992 (contains the Q4 2011 Service Release and provides limited SQL 2012 support)

2600640

Blog

Podcast

7

3/22/2012

3/27/2012

5.0.9690.2165

2600643

Blog

Podcast

8

5/3/2012

5/22/2012

5.0.9690.2243

2600644

Blog

Podcast

9

Not released publically

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

8/16/2012

n/a

5.0.9690.2720

2710577

Blog

Podcast

10 re-release

10/4/2012

n/a

5.0.9690.2740

2710577

Blog

Podcast

11

10/11/2012

n/a

5.0.9690.2835

2739504

Blog

Podcast

11 re-release

10/15/2012 (client), 10/22/2012 (server)

10/23/2012

5.0.9690.2838 (Client), 5.0.9690.2839 (Server)

2739504

n/a

n/a

11 Critical Update

7/26/2013

8/13/2013

5.0.9690.2903 (Client, Server, MUI),

2855319

Blog

n/a

12

1/29/2013

1/6/2013 (except for Server)

5.0.9690.3233 (Client), 5.0.9690.3236 (Server)

2795627

Blog

Podcast

13

3/27/2013

4/8/2013

5.0.9690.3448

2791312

Blog

Podcast

14

7/11/2013

7/23/2013

5.0.9690.3557

2849744

Blog

Podcast

15

10/7/2013

10/2013

5.0.9690.3731, 5.0.9690.3739 (V2 - Outlook Client only re-release)

2843571

Blog

Podcast

16

1/22/2014

2/2014

5.0.9690.3911

2872369

Blog

Podcast

17

5/8/2014

5/23/2014

5.0.9690.4150

2915687

Blog

Podcast

18

9/24/2014

10/14/2014

5.0.9690.4376

2958724

Blog

Podcast

19

TBD

TBD

TBD

2991534

Blog

Podcast

CRM 2011 UR #

Release date and Download Center URL

Release date – Microsoft Update

Build number

Knowledge Base article

PFE Blog

PFE Podcast

 
Keep in mind that Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 ends July 12th, 2016 as per CRM 2011’s supported lifecycle.

Notes:

Mismatched Update Rollup versions within a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or 2013 deployment: In a scenario where you may be running many client workstations with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or 2013 for Microsoft Office Outlook, a common question is whether it is supported to run mismatched versions. For example, where Update Rollup 5 has been installed on the CRM 2011 Server but the Outlook clients are still on Update Rollup 1, or where Update Rollup 1 is on the CRM 2011 server but due to updates available to the Outlook client you have decided to install Update Rollup 6 on the clients without installing Update Rollup 4 on the server.

The general rule of thumb is to try to keep the versions in sync as much as possible. However, it is permissible (though not recommended as a long-term solution) to run mismatched Update Rollup versions on Outlook client and server, as Microsoft does do some testing of such combinations.

However, regarding the other Update Rollups (for example Rollups for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or 2013 Email Router or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 2013 Reporting Extensions), it is not supported nor recommended to run mismatched versions. A best practice is to update these components at the same time you update your CRM Server. Do the best you can to keep these Update Rollup versions in sync.

See: Mismatched Update Rollup versions within a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 deployment and "User experience while accessing CRM 2011 application servers while Update Rollups are being applied"

Silent Update Rollup installs: Please review Jon Strand's blog posting "CRM 2011: Silently Installing Update Rollups" which provides details on installing CRM Outlook client update rollups "silently" in order to limit end-user interruption

See also: Customers' choices... The most popular "Dynamics CRM in the Field" technical blog posts from Premier Field Engineering!

Greg Nichols
Senior Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft Corporation

  • Awesome, wonderful, great information!

  • Thank u,Greg.I'm always follow rollups here.

  • this is great :) thanks

  • Great!

  • Thanks for sharing this-  and providing a central location to keep up with it - much appreciated!

  • Someone should get this info in the TechNet wiki

  • I have spotted on the Rollup 6 download page that the version number has been increased to build number  05.00.9690.1992 with a Date Published of 20th January 2012, so a newer version  of Rollup 6 has now been released.

    I am now on the hunt as to whether we have to restore our live system back to the point that we first installed Rollup 6 with build number of 5.0.9688.1985, or if we just reapply the newly released 05.00.9690.1992  build.

    www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

  • @Scott Jackson - see my comments above.  You can simply install the new build 1992 packages "over the top" unless you have installed any of the "UR6 slipstreamed" full product installs that were made available on 1/12.  If you did, see my comments + KB 2668504

  • THANK YOU

  • Can you include the release names?  for example R7 was in UR5  and Q2 will be in UR8.  

  • Greg - You totally rock!  I the know field folks appreciate this knowledge sharing which is extremely helpful to our customers.

  • Hi Greg,

    We have CRM Server 2011 installed on our production environment for Marketing team. Currently we have installation like RU 5 with Build .1985

    So if I need to update RU 6 on it I can do it straight away.

    My question is like if I want to update RU 7 + on that installation do I need to uninstall CRM and reinstall new build .1992?

    Is there any another way to tackle this? What if we dont want this reinstallation process?

    Thanks in Advance!

  • Hi Greg,

    We have CRM Server 2011 installed on our production environment for Marketing team. Currently we have installation like RU 5 with Build .1985

    So if I need to update RU 6 on it I can do it straight away.

    My question is like if I want to update RU 7 + on that installation do I need to uninstall CRM and reinstall new build .1992?

    Is there any another way to tackle this? What if we dont want this reinstallation process?

    Thanks in Advance!

  • @Pradeep - you absolutely do not need to uninstall CRM and reinstall new build .1992, which is Update Rollup 6.  You can install UR7 "on top" of UR6 and, as UR6 is the new baseline, UR7 can be uninstalled.  In fact, if you try to install UR7+ on a pre-UR6 deployment (for example, UR5), the installer will not let you, it will say that UR6 (KB 2600640) must be installed first.

    HTH!

    Greg Nichols

    Microsoft Corporation

  • @xAirrick

    Good idea.  Done.  Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming!  Actually, the Q2 2012 Service Release is scheduled to be released via UR9, not UR8.  Just FYI.

    Greg Nichols

    Microsoft Corporation

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